Monday, October 16, 2006

Question marks
Being prepared for an interview means not only knowing how you'll answer certain questions, but how you'll ask them as well.

DAY ONE
First-day jitters don't just apply to kids on their first day of school. Your first day at a new job can be just as nerve-wracking. But don't stress out too much. There are ways to take control of the situation.

Coming & going
Feel like you're always carrying the weight of the world?

Generation geek
Ever think you and your company's IT professional will never see eye-to-eye - or at least hard drive to hard drive?

Better bait
Want to boost your chances in the job-hunting game?

Why run old-news Chambers' article?
The lead article on the front page of Tuesday's paper ("Spouse of Assembly member-elect charged with assault") provided strangely belated coverage of an event that took place 24 days earlier. By contrast, your other four front-page articles described events that took place within the previous 24 hours.

Palin's the clear choice for governor
The Sarah Palin naysayers are running rampant in Juneau. They write about Tony Knowles' accomplishments during his eight years as governor. Let's take a look at some of these "accomplishments."

We need Knowles to help us move forward
I am looking at the interests of the two gubernatorial candidates and my main concerns are the following:

Ferry system is not about entertainment
In regards to the rebuttal letter to the editor by Barbara Dedman Kalen, of Skagway, posted in the Oct. 6 Juneau Empire, I disagree with her reasoning and offer an alternate viewpoint.

Sex ed best way to reduce abortions
In response to Sandy Renhard's letter in Monday's Empire: We all respect people who put forth the effort to serve in public office. Nevertheless, I challenge anyone, especially those seeking high office, to explain where is the logic, let alone the morality, in deciding who should live and who should die.

Witnessing dawn of dictatorial government
Shock, disbelief, fear, outrage - all these and more were my feelings on learning of the latest attack upon traditional American liberties by the Bush administration.

655,000 Iraqis died because of invasion
A recent study done by eight Iraqi physicians and overseen by epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University estimates that 655,000 people have died in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Tuesday's lecture by mountaineer Steve House was incorrectly reported as free in Friday's Empire.

Photo: Monumental swing
Benjamin Campbell, 6, swings at a ball Sunday while playing baseball with his family...

Tips on successful networking in town:
Find a mentor, but not a potential competitor, in the field you would like to go into. This means you might need to look outside of Juneau, but look in cities with similar demographics.

Women learn tips for healthy living
Maintaining a healthy diet was the main issue discussed at a forum for woman's health held Saturday in Centennial Hall.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

City looks to restore mine buildings
Although the foundation of Juneau was built on the backs of gold miners, only a few of the mining-era buildings are more than foundations.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers:

Elton outspending challenger by several thousands of dollars
In addition to his name recognition from being a two-term incumbent senator, Democrat Kim Elton holds a commanding lead in campaign fundraising over Republican Mac Meiners.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

Veteran recalls daring rescue
The situation was grim. The pilots had just past the halfway point between Hawaii and California. One of their engines was useless, and without enough fuel to reach land, the pilots had no choice - they had to ditch.

Know who to know in Juneau
Being well-connected in Juneau is often synonymous with being employed.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

My turn: Bridges to economic growth
Contracts are to be assigned soon to begin constructing two bridges linking Ketchikan, via Pennock Island, to its airport on Gravina Island.

My turn: The dark side of nuclear ambition
Amid the collective anxiety provoked by North Korea's alleged nuclear test, I received a note from a former student who recently ventured to the Nevada Test Site, the primary testing location for American atomic bombs from 1951 to 1992.

Toe Toon

Alaska editorial: Even Seattle Times agrees 9th Circuit Court is too big
This editorial appeared in The Voice of the Times:

Alaska editorial: Alaskans should think about their responsibilities
If you've been a qualified Alaska resident since 1982 and applied for your dividend each year, you've received $25,882.41 during the past 25 years - your share of the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Outsiders: Josh Reeder & Audrey Rogers
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

In The Crosshairs
On one of this summer's rare bluesky days, pilot Butch Laughlin of Alaska Fly 'N' Fish Charters flew three passengers into Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island. As he circled Swan Cove, he spotted a brown bear sow and two cubs, as well as a lone bear, fishing on the tidal flats in a stream filled with salmon.

Eagle River shooter makes national team, Beijing may be next
As a toddler, Corey Cogdell knew how to handle a shotgun. She could hit a spruce hen from 75 yards, a tin can from 50.

Web site offers improved forecasts for northern lights watchers
A Web site is taking some of the guesswork out of when to make a Thermos of hot coffee, throw on a scarf and venture out into the cold night to take in the northern lights - even if you're far away from the aurora epicenter in Alaska.

Roughhouse goes blue collar
The new Roughhouse boxing season kicked off Friday the 13th at Marlintini's. The event proved that Juneau has some tough siblings and garbage men.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Juneau-Douglas High School tri-meet swimming results
Friday and Saturday at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool

Alaska holds its own
A number of state high schools this weekend, the Juneau-Douglas girls included, proved that Alaska is among the nation's best in cross country.

JDHS swimming and diving team closes out regular season
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams closed out their regular season schedule in a tri-meet featuring Sitka and West Valley Friday and Saturday at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

Crimson Bears bring home hardware from the state tournament
While the Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team didn't bring home any championships this year, it did prove it can hang with Alaska's top players.

South ends the Crimson Bears' season
Some of the Crimson Bears unabashedly let tears stream down their sweat-soaked cheeks following Saturday's 27-6 defeat to South Anchorage in the large-school state semifinal game at Anchorage Football Stadium.

JDHS wins tourney bracket
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team won its final three matches to capture its bracket in the Service/Dimond Tournament on Saturday in Anchorage.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Francis sets new course record in win
Juneau-Douglas High School freshman cross country runner Leah Francis took her act to the Lower 48 on Saturday and maintained her perfect record.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the Nation, and the World

Governor declares state disaster
Gov. Frank Murkowski declared a state disaster Saturday for communities hit by severe flooding.

Photo: The party police
Alaska state trooper Larry Nicholson, second from right, poses Thursday with members of the Alaska Day Keystone Kops near the Prospector statue in Sitka.

Supreme Court won't review frisk case
The Alaska Supreme Court has dismissed a request for reviewing an appeal issued in a five-year-old Fairbanks case that could have decided when it is appropriate for police to frisk people.

Man mows down UAF research projects
A Fairbanks man bulldozed his way through four long-term forest research projects as he cut a trail to property on the Tanana River, state officials said.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation & the world

Alaska Digest
Carcasses of four Kodiak brown bears were found at a rural village trash dump and wildlife authorities said they had been shot.

Alaska Digest
Van hits utility pole, causing power outage,Fort Wainwright soldier killed in Iraq, Engineering building shaped like canoe, Developer abandons plans to restore hotel & Fairbanks ice arena to reopen today

Delegation holds BP operations hearing
About 200 barrels of sediment were scraped from a five-mile stretch of oil transmission pipe that was shut down at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay oil field after leaks and corrosion were found in August, federal officials said Friday.

Photo: Quick breather
Volunteers slide a sawhorse under the Kooteyaa Project Wellbriety totem pole Saturday so the roughly 140 community members carrying the pole...

Missionaries help immigrants forge new community
Douglas Bennion, a 20-year-old Mormon missionary with a buttery complexion and gelled hair, rides in an immaculate silver Mercury Sable through the Rangeview Mobile Home Park in Muldoon...

Marketers prepare for seafood expo
Alaska seafood marketing experts are gearing up for China's Fisheries and Seafood Expo in November, a proven sales hot spot.

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